Today at the editor’s glance: The Flagler County Commission has a double-header today: a 9 a.m. meeting and a 1 p.m. workshop. The meeting includes a discussion of the relationship between the county and the East Flagler Mosquito Control District, and the county’s hope to see the district expand its boundaries. Commissioners are expected to approve an agreement with Whispering Meadows Ranch, relocating it to land adjacent to the county fairgrounds. Commissioners will set the maximum preliminary property tax rate, meaning the rate beyond which they may not go once they set the actual rate in September. The meeting includes a recognition of those who took part in the battle against Covid. One of the items on the consent agenda is the approval of a bidding process for a landfill disposal site, an issue that usually draws considerable public interest. The workshop will focus on impact fees, the one-time levy on new construction designed to defray the cost of development. The commission is studying a new fee schedule. Farewell to Bill Baxley: The Bunnell City Commission meets this evening at 7. It will be the last meeting for commissioner Bill Baxley after an eight-year run. Baxley, at 82 the oldest elected official in Flagler, is retiring to New Hampshire, to be close to his daughter, weeks after the death of his wife. Commissioners may also discuss whether, and how, to fill his seat until the next election, which is not until March. See: “In Bunnell, One Commissioner Resigns, Another Is Ailing and Absent, Leaving 2 Seats Vacant for Budget Season.” Tour de France: It’s a day of rest.
Vaccinations: Appointments for the Pfizer-only clinic at the health department are preferred, but walk-ins will be accepted. Please call 386-437-7350 ext. 0 for scheduling or questions. June 25, 2021. Eighteen pharmacies in Flagler County offer COVID-19 vaccinations, and 12 of these offer Pfizer, which is approved for individuals ages 12 and over. The health department will offer COVID-19 testing on Friday, July 2 between 2:30 and 3:30PM at its main office, 301 Dr. Carter Blvd.in Bunnell. For more information about COVID-19 vaccination and testing efforts, please visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/.
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